County Mayor’s Notes – May 5th, 2020

Health Department Schedule Change
The local Health Department (1503 South Main Street) is conducting drive through testing, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  This week only, on Thursday, May 7th, testing will be conducted from 1 PM to 6 PM.  The hours were changed to give more people the opportunity to be tested.  The other 4 weekdays will be the normal 9 AM to 3 PM.

Governor’s Plan to Reopen
Governor Lee announced today that guidance will be given tomorrow for small group recreation such as putt-putt golf, bowling, etc.  Small group recreation will be allowed to reopen for business on May 8, 2020. 

Guidance will also be coming for other small businesses that may have been open but need more for direction for how to operate.  Some of those businesses will need touch-less thermometers.  These medical quality non-contact body infrared thermometers are specially designed to take the body temperature of a person regardless of room temperature and are perfect for business’s measuring the temperature of employees, with a safe no-contact laser temp design.   Businesses only, not individuals, can order these touch-less thermometers from the state at www.TNPledge.com. 

COVID-19 Update
31 active cases (down 1)
84 tested positive (no change)
52 recovered (up 1)
1 death officially reported
1,989 negative tests
2,073 total tested

Contact tracing is completed by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).  Once a patient is contacted about a positive test result by the health department or their local primary care physician, they are immediately contacted by the TDH contact tracing team who investigates their movements and persons that they may have come in close contact with.  TDH considers close contact to be within six feet for more than 10 minutes.  TDH employees will identify themselves when calling. Contact tracing is done out of the regional office. If you are contacted and have questions or concerns about authenticity, etc., feel free to call 931-646-7586.

These numbers are intended to be a brief summary of the information provided by the Tennessee Department of Health.  More detailed information can be found here.

County Government Offices
County government offices will reopen to the public on May 11, 2020. On May 11, access will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. This includes the Assessor of Property, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, Clerk & Master, Election Commission, and the Mayor’s Office. The Animal Shelter (931-484-8525) is now open for adoptions by appointment only.

Please contact the office you need to conduct business with to get more detailed instructions:

Mayor’s Office: 931-484-6165
Assessor of Property Assessor: 931-484-5745
Circuit Court Clerk: 931-484-6647
County Clerk: 931-484-6442
Highway Department: 931-484-5424
Register of Deeds: 931-484-5559
Sheriff’s Department: 931-484-6176
Trustee: 931-484-5730
Clerk & Master: 931-484-4731
Election Commission: 931-484-4919

Thank you for being part of the solution and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your County Mayor.  If you are interested in hearing my thoughts and views on news, events, and activities in Cumberland County, please subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you,

Allen Foster
Cumberland County Mayor
http://allenfoster.net

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Cumberland County Mayor

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